Tag: culture wars

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Wonkette Fires Gay For Freedom, Make Us GoFundMe Now

Yr Wonkette was pretty impressed by the story of Memories Pizza, the brave little Christian-owned pizzeria in Walkerton, Indiana, which announced it would definitely not cater any gay weddings, no way, not ever. It was a pretty brave stance, considering...
The Platonic Ideal Of Cheesy Thanksgiving Photos

No, Mr. Limbaugh, Thanksgiving Has Never Been A Celebration Of The Pilgrims’ Triumph Over Socialism

It's Thanksgiving Day, so as we gather together with (or hide from) our families, however functional or dysfunctional they may be, let us remember the true meaning of any American holiday: It's an opportunity to pound home a political...
Why teach American history when you can worship it instead?

RNC Pretty Sure New AP History Test Is Racist Against America

Get your helmets and flak jackets on, folks, because it's Culture War time again. The Republican National Committee is very very concerned about the College Board's newly revised framework for the Advanced Placement U.S. History exam, condemning it for...

Jerk Babies With Big Diesels Find Exciting Way To Annoy Liberals: ‘Rollin’ Coal’

We gentle liberal souls are a simple lot, foolishly thinking that everyone wants to be nice and get along and braid each other's hair while singing Indigo Girls songs about empowerment and shit. But it turns out that peace,...

Florida State Legislator: Common Core Will Gay Your Kids Up So Bad

We think the Common Core educational standards are just about the greatest thing to come along in years. Not because we're especially in love with them as a set of education standards, but because of the way they've become...

Jon Stewart Seems To Think The NRA Is Paranoid For Some Reason (video)

Tuesday's Daily Show had some fun with last weekend's NRA convention, leading off, as one must, with the WTF heard round the world, Sarah Palin's weird joke about how waterboarding is how she'd baptize terrorists. And then he reminded...

Rightwing Culture Critique: ’12 Years’ Unfair To All The Happy Slaves, ‘Frozen’ Will Turn Kids Into Gaysicles

Frontline reports from the Culture Wars: Our Oscar winners are full of leftist propaganda! Best Picture 12 Years a Slave is historically inaccurate, only depicting unhappy slaves with cruel masters, and ignoring the many "contented" slaves. And even...

Now It Is Wendy Davis’s Fault We Are Boycotting Girl Scout Abortion Cookies Forever

So the last time we heard about wingnuts boycotting Girl Scouts and their delicious Thin Mint Abortion Cookies, it was just crazy Colorado radio preacher man Kevin Swanson who wanted to boycott the lesbian abortion terrorists of the GSA....

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks That Will Live In Infamy

After all those wonderful lies about the Great Depression, it will be nice to get back to something more like reality in our rightwing Christian textbooks for the Christian school/homeschooling market. And so, on with World War II --...

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Books That Expose FDR’s Socialist Agenda

Last week, we learned that the Great Depression was caused by government regulation of free enterprise, and that while it was a tad uncomfortable for some, there was no need for any government interference in the wonderful job that...

Sundays With The Christianists: U.S. History Textbooks That Save Homeschoolers From Socialist Lies About The Great Depression

You'd think that after a year and a half of reviewing rightwing Christianist textbooks we'd be incapable of being surprised, but wow: this week's look at how one of them covers the great Depression departs so sharply from what...

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks For Homeschooled Flappers And Bootleggers

OK, this is the week we finally get to the flappers, you fappers. We've been spending a little extra time with our Christian textbooks' treatment of the 1920s, which turns out to be a fine decade for the authors...

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks For Homeschooled Monkeyboys

Hey there, history fans -- time for another trippy trip back in time to the 1920s, that thrilling decade that brought us wacky fads like raccoon coats, bathtub gin, and Christian fundamentalism. This week, we'll take a look at...

Sorry, Mr. Limbaugh, Thanksgiving Has Never Been A Celebration Of The Pilgrims’ Triumph Over Socialism

It's Thanksgiving Day, so as we gather together with (or hide from) our families, however functional or dysfunctional they may be, let us remember the true meaning of any American holiday: It's an opportunity to pound home a political...

The Time Phyllis Schlafly Incited A Riot

Phyllis Schlafly Was There to Kick Ass And Chew Bubblegum, And Phyllis Schlafly Was All Out of Bubblegum It was spring of ’66 in Washington DC and the smell of Napalm was in Phyllis Schlafly’s hair. She’d just been...

This Christmas Movie Will Fill Your Stocking With Santorum

Former Senator, presidential candidate, and Google punchline Rick Santorum thought it might be fun to run a movie studio, and now here is the trailer for the first feature churned out by his Christian production company, EchoLight Studios. It's...